IT hasn’t been the season of goodwill in Studley after a number of sheds were broken into on the Station Road allotment site.
“Allotments have been a Godsend to members of our community in this pandemic and it’s a bitter blow to all when one sees damage like this,” said Adrian Smith, the secretary of Studley Allotment Association.
He believes that considerable force must have been used to gain entry to the site as as the gates and fence are secure each time anyone leaves.
The yobs then got to work on the sheds of the allotment holders.
“Lots of hard work goes into maintaining the allotment plots and of course it helps to provide fresh air, exercise and quality food for the community,” added Adrian.
“It’s not very encouraging in the season of goodwill.”
The break-ins are believed to have occurred over the weekend of December 12-13.
if anyone has information they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.